It will be hard to duplicate another game like the one Northwest put together last week against Grand Prairie. The Texans exploded for 341 total yards of offense on their way to victory.
The Texans (1-0) will try to keep the momentum going at home Thursday against the Grapevine Mustangs (1-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30.
The game was originally set for Friday night in Grapevine, but due to lighting issues it had to be moved back to Justin a day early. The move will give the Texans an extra home game on the schedule, but picking up their second win of the season might not be that easy.
Grapevine is coming off a 16-13 win over Keller Fossil Ridge, which is in District 4-5A along with Northwest and a projected playoff team.
“They are huge,” Northwest head coach Bill Patterson said about the Mustangs. “They are the biggest team I’ve seen since we played Euless Trinity. They have a three-year starter at quarterback who throws it well.”
Grapevine’s Brett Harbin passed for 140 yards and a touchdown last week against Fossil Ridge. He ran for 82 more yards.
“We have got to tackle the quarterback,” Patterson said. “He’s a dual-threat guy that is hard to bring down.”
Northwest will hope to keep their potent offense rolling too, after 341 total yards against Grand Prairie. Draze Lawliss threw for 148 yards last week, but Patterson would still like to see a little more out of his passing game.
“I want to throw the ball more consistently,” Patterson said. “We would like to be a little more balanced.”
GRAPEVINE (1-0) AT NORTHWEST (1-0)
7:30 p.m. Thursday at Northwest ISD Stadium
Northwest: Harris Rating 210
Notable: The Texans picked up an extra home game after this game was moved from Grapevine.
Grapevine: Harris rating 212
Notable: The Mustangs edged Keller Fossil Ridge 16-13 last week.
Harris line: Grapevine by 3